Home to approximately 25,000 residents and spanning 4.7 square miles, Belmont is a popular suburb of the greater Boston and Cambridge areas. About 6 miles from downtown Boston, Belmont is bordered by Cambridge to the West, Watertown to the South, and Arlington to the North. Three main villages, Belmont Center, Cushing Square, and Waverly Square, offer nearby access to a growing number of restaurants, boutiques, cafes, groceries, shopping centers, and other conveniences. Protected open space abounds at wilderness oases including Beaverbrook Reservation, Rock Meadow Conservation Area, and the Mass Audubon Habitat Conservation Area.
The Belmont public school system is home to four elementary schools - Burbank, Butler, Winn Brook, and Wellington – as well as Chenery Middle School, and Belmont High School. Belmont students also have the option to attend Minuteman Career and Technical High School in Lexington. Notable private schools include Belmont Hill School for grades 7-12 and Belmont Day School for grades PK-8.
Due to its proximity to major roadways and public transportation, Belmont is popular with commuters. Drivers can access Routes 2, 95 and 90 within minutes. The MBTA’s Commuter Rail stops at two Belmont stations - Waverly Square and Belmont Center, and MBTA bus lines run into nearby T stations at Alewife and Harvard Square.
In 2017, there were 140 single families sold, the average sales price was $1,153,865, and the average selling price to listing price ratio was 102%. There were 70 condominiums sold with an average sales price of $660,000, and a selling price to listing price ratio of 106%. There were 37 multi-family sales and they averaged $947,811, with a listing price to selling price ratio of 104%.